1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Car Insurance Cost – 7 Savings Tips

Scraping up a payment for high-priced Mitsubishi Diamante insurance can sap your funds and force you to make sacrifices. Doing a rate comparison is an excellent way to reduce premiums and put more money in your pocket.

Drivers have multiple car insurance companies to purchase coverage from, and although it’s a good thing to be able to choose, it makes it harder to find the lowest cost provider.

It’s smart to shop coverage around every six months because prices are constantly changing. Even if you got the best deal on Diamante insurance six months ago there may be better deals available now. Block out anything you think you know about insurance because we’re going to demonstrate the best methods to eliminate unnecessary coverages and save money.

Finding car insurance

Performing a rate comparison can take hours if you don’t utilize the most efficient way. You could waste time talking to insurance companies in your area, or you can stay home and use online quotes to get rates in a matter of minutes.

Most of the larger companies are enrolled in a marketplace where prospective buyers only type in their quote data once, and every company provides a quote for coverage. This eliminates the need for repetitive form submissions to each company.

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One minor caviat to getting quotes like this is you can’t choose which providers to get quotes from. If you prefer to choose individual companies to compare, we have assembled a list of low cost car insurance companies in your area. Click to view list.

The method you choose is up to you, but do your best to enter the exact same quote data on every price quote you get. If the quotes have different deductibles it’s impossible to determine the best price for your Mitsubishi Diamante. Slightly different limits could mean much higher rates. And when comparison shopping, more quotes helps you find the best offered rates.

Find hidden discounts to get affordable car insurance rates

Car insurance companies don’t always advertise the complete list of policy discounts very clearly, so the following list contains both the well known and also the lesser-known credits that may apply to you.

  • Anti-lock Brake System – Cars with ABS and/or traction control prevent accidents and will save you 10% or more.
  • Renewal Discounts – A few companies offer discounts for switching companies before your current coverage expires. It’s a savings of about 10%.
  • Drivers Ed for Students – Reduce the cost of insurance for teen drivers by having them complete a driver education course if offered at their school.
  • Federal Employees – Active or retired federal employment could cut as much as 10% off on Diamante insurance but check with your company.
  • Multi-car Discount – Buying insurance for multiple cars on one policy may reduce the rate for each vehicle.
  • Low Mileage – Low annual miles could earn discounted rates on garaged vehicles.
  • No Claim Discounts – Drivers with accident-free driving histories get the best car insurance rates compared to frequent claim filers.

Don’t be surprised that most of the big mark downs will not be given to all coverage premiums. The majority will only reduce specific coverage prices like collision or personal injury protection. Despite the fact that it seems like it’s possible to get free car insurance, it just doesn’t work that way. But all discounts will help lower the amount you have to pay.

The best car insurance companies and a partial list of their discounts are shown below.

  • 21st Century has discounts for student driver, good student, theft prevention, defensive driver, anti-lock brakes, and 55 and older.
  • State Farm offers discounts including anti-theft, Drive Safe & Save, multiple autos, Steer Clear safe driver discount, student away at school, and passive restraint.
  • AAA offers premium reductions for pay-in-full, good driver, multi-car, education and occupation, anti-theft, and good student.
  • Liberty Mutual discounts include teen driver discount, safety features, preferred payment discount, new vehicle discount, exclusive group savings, hybrid vehicle, and multi-policy.
  • Progressive may have discounts that include multi-policy, multi-vehicle, good student, online signing, and online quote discount.

Before you buy a policy, ask all companies you are considering the best way to save money. Some discounts might not be offered in your area.

Tailor your car insurance coverage to you

When buying proper insurance coverage, there isn’t really a “perfect” insurance plan. Coverage needs to be tailored to your specific needs so this has to be addressed. For instance, these questions might help in determining if your situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Will filing a claim cost me more?
  • If my 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante is totaled, can I afford another vehicle?
  • How much liability insurance is required?
  • Do I need PIP coverage since I have good health insurance?
  • Am I covered by my employer’s commercial auto policy when driving my personal car for business?
  • When can I cancel my policy?
  • Why do I only qualify for high-risk insurance?
  • Does my insurance cover a custom paint job?

If you can’t answer these questions then you might want to talk to an agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, take a second and complete this form or click here for a list of car insurance companies in your area.

Car insurance coverage considerations

Learning about specific coverages of car insurance aids in choosing the right coverages at the best deductibles and correct limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. These are typical coverages available from car insurance companies.

Collision protection

Collision coverage covers damage to your Diamante from colliding with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision can pay for things such as sustaining damage from a pot hole, damaging your car on a curb, crashing into a ditch and crashing into a building. Collision is rather expensive coverage, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. It’s also possible to raise the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance pays for damage caused by mother nature, theft, vandalism and other events. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers claims such as rock chips in glass, damage from a tornado or hurricane, hitting a deer, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and fire damage. The most you’ll receive from a claim is the ACV or actual cash value, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Liability coverages

Liability coverage will cover damage or injury you incur to a person or their property. Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show policy limits of 100/300/100 that translate to a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery. Another option is a combined limit which combines the three limits into one amount rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability coverage protects against things such as pain and suffering, bail bonds, loss of income, court costs and medical expenses. How much coverage you buy is a decision to put some thought into, but consider buying as much as you can afford.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for immediate expenses for things like funeral costs, prosthetic devices, nursing services and X-ray expenses. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants in addition to if you are hit as a while walking down the street. PIP is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

This coverage gives you protection from other drivers when they do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered losses include hospital bills for your injuries and damage to your 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante.

Since many drivers only carry the minimum required liability limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. That’s why carrying high Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is very important. Usually these coverages are set the same as your liablity limits.